The controversially-styled BMW 7-Series looks set for a redesign after the negative reaction the vehicle received world-wide.

The controversially-styled BMW 7-Series looks set for a redesign after the negative reaction the vehicle received world-wide.

said sources within the German manufacturer said that the 7-Series is getting a bit of a working over.

The source said original designer Chris Bangle had been sent back to the drawing board and was working on changes and the new version is expected to show its face possibly at the Tokyo motor show at the end of October or the Detroit motor show in January next year.

The magazine said likely changes are an all-new tail and nose and an improved boot-lid line.

When the car was launched early last year, many critics said they did not like the size of the car’s rear and that the deck lid was too high. But BMW said it had opted to raise the roofline so occupants could enjoy more comfort in the cabin.

The manufacturer said in order to have a taller roof, it had to either raise the deck lid or lengthen the car even more. The company decided the taller deck made sense. And the rest was history … nobody liked it.

Do you think the BMW 7-Series needs a restyling?